Comparison Chart

SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON
(Updated on May 2014)

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FABRIC

Use Generic CPRDURA® for Superior Abrasion Resistance
YES. VANQUEST® is also a featured brand on CORDURA's official site!
Low-cost generic 1,000-D nylon fabric.
 

Use MADE -IN-USA MultiCame® CORDURA®
 
Not including freight and custom duty, genuine US-made MultiCam® costs 2X-3X more than Chinese-made genetic 1,000-D nylon.
 

TEFLON® Water-Resistant Fabric Protector
 
 
 

Polyurethane (PU) Water-Resistant Back Coating
YES. Flexible, durable, and quiet multi-layer PU coating.
YES. Although triple PU coating is extremely stiff & noisy, some users associate the fabric's heavy weight, stiffness, and crunchy noise wuth "durability".
 

High-Viz 210-D Ripston Nylon Interior
 
Generic nylon fabric without high-viz feature and ripstop durability.
See FIG.A

Fabric with RFID-Blocking Security Feature
One of the first in the tactical industry to use RFID-blocking technology.
 
 

HARDWARE

ITW®, DURAFLEX® & YKKK® Hardware
 
 
 

Plastic Hardware Material (e.g. side-release buckles)
Acetal resin (DELRIN)® by DuPont). Acetal offers great tensile strength and it is less susceptible to elements such water, moisture, and temperature.
Nylon. Costs less and slightly more impact-resistant in normal temperature. However, nylon hardware absorts / retains water, and its strength is easily compromised by temperature and moisture.
See FIG.B

BUILD QUALITY & WORKMANSHIP


Seams Taped & Finished
 
 
 

Box-&-X Stitching on Stress Points
 
 
 

High Tensile Strength Thread
Bonded nylon thread
Composite thread
See FIG.C

Bartacking on MOLLE/PALS webbing
YES. Bartack stitching is stronger.
NO. Only use weaker linear stitching.
See FIG.C

Zipper & Zipper Pulls
Reversed zipper track for better protection. User-friendly circular paracord loops & ITW® ZipLine pulls for easy one-finger operation.
UExposed / less protected zipper track. Zipperpull with flat common paracords knots. Less suitable for one-finger opening.
See FIG.D

WARRANTY

Limited Lifetime Warranty
 
 
 

100-Day Hassle-Free Return
 
As short as 20 calendar days (NOT business days)
 

HISTORY, OPERATIONS & OTHERS

Brand History
 
Since 2011
 
10+ years in the industry on average
 

Product Development
 
100% designed in the US by experienced industry designers / users who are serious about outdoor / shooting sports and building better gear.
 
Products often developed by foreign factories, some are even the same Chines products re-branded and marketed by US-based slaes teams.
 

Product Line
 
Selected few. Quality, not quantity
 
100's to 1,000's
 

Color Options
 
Fewer options, yet function-based
 
Dozens of fashion-centric colors
 

Resale Outlets
 
Selected few
 
Plenty
 

Mail Order Catalogs
 
 
 


Advertisement & Marketing*
 
Few. Generally through word-of-mouth.
 
Love full-page ads, and gigantic maze-like tradeshow booths.
 

*The Vanquest® Team's focus is on products, not fancy marketing. Our goal is to offer well-designed gear with the highest value for quality to serious users like YOU!

 

FIG. A 

FIG. B

FIG. C 

FIG. D